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Have you heard of Area38? This is the new name our youth beneficiaries brainstormed for Filos’ youth mentorship programme! Through regular interactions with our committed volunteers, Area38 aims to provide youths from underprivileged households with support and guidance to build their resilience in facing life’s challenges.

That is not all! 3 of our empowered youth beneficiaries also stepped up to the challenge of organising a Snow City outing for their peers during the June holidays- an outing truly for youths and by youths. They took on different roles and played to their strengths, with some planning the itinerary and others designing the publicity materials.

One of our youth leaders is 13-year-old Areeqah who has always had an interest in art and helped design the poster for the outing. “Initially, I was worried but the entire process turned out to be better than what I expected. It was enjoyable and not as stressful as I thought. Through this experience, it taught me the importance of being a team player. I also learned about being receptive to others’ opinions as well. As everyone has their own opinions, it is important to ensure that they are heard,” Areeqah shared.

At Filos, we believe in empowerment and in building our beneficiaries up so they can also feel confident to share and contribute. If you would like to be part of this journey as a volunteer/donor/sponsor, we welcome you to drop us a note at